Archive for the ‘iPad’ Category

New arrivals: SanDisk iXpand Flash Drive for iPhone & iPad with Lightning connector

Tuesday, February 3rd, 2015

The SanDisk iXpand Flash Drive has a Lightning and USB connector and easily increases the memory storage for your iPhone or iPad. Available now in Singapore in 16GB (S$88), 32GB (S$128) and 64GB (S$188).

The iXpand Flash Drive is a powerful, yet simple-to-use solution that quickly transfers photos and videos from an iPhone or iPad to a Mac or PC — all without cables, Internet connections, or bandwidth limitations.

The iXpand Flash Drive is a powerful, yet simple-to-use solution that quickly transfers photos and videos from an iPhone or iPad to a Mac or PC — all without cables, Internet connections, or bandwidth limitations.

The SanDisk iXpand Flash Drive is the storage company’s first USB flash drive designed specifically for the iPhone and iPad.

“According to IDC, nearly three-quarters of all images are now captured on smartphones and tablets. With this significant increase in mobile-generated content, consumers are looking for easy ways to manage it all,” said Mark Eng, Country Manager, Singapore and Malaysia, SanDisk.

First released in the US at the end of 2014, the iXpand is now available in Singapore.

The USB flash drive makes it easy to offload content from your iPhone or iPad to free up the storage of the device, and to upload additional media or documents to the mobile device.

You can also playback music, video and photos; or read documents directly from the device while it is plugged into the Lightning connector of the iPhone/iPad.

On the desktop/notebook, the flash drive has a USB 2.0 port to plug in like any USB thumb drive.

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iPad plans in Singapore: SingTel price plans for iPad Air 2 & iPad mini 3

Friday, October 24th, 2014

SingTel will offer the much-anticipated iPad Air 2 with Wi-Fi + Cellular and iPad mini 3 with Wi-Fi + Cellular from today, 24 October 2014.

For complete details on pricing and availability, please visit www.singtel.com/ipadupdates.

Click on the image to enlarge. For complete details on pricing and availability, please visit www.singtel.com/ipadupdates.

The new iPads will be offered with a range of new 4G Mobile Broadband data plans that feature SingTel’s premium WiFi service.

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Apple unveils iPad Air 2 & iPad mini 3 and other new products

Friday, October 17th, 2014

Following last month’s big launch of the iPhone 6, Tim Cook has just introduced the new iPad Air 2, iPad mini 3 ahead of the holiday shopping season.

Apple also unveiled a new 27-inch iMac with Retina 5K display (from S$3,388), updated the Mac mini and made OS X Yosemite available today as a free upgrade.

The new iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 are available in three metallic finishes: gold, silver and space grey.

The new iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 are available in three metallic finishes: gold, silver and space grey.

This is the second big launch for Apple close on the heels of the iPhone 6 launch last month.

iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3

The iPad Air 2 is only 6.1mm thin and weighs less than 450g, featuring improved Retina display for enhanced contrast and richer, more vibrant colours, and better cameras for taking stunning photos and videos.

The new iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 offer Touch ID so users can unlock their iPad with the touch of a finger.

Local prices for the new iPads are as follows.

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New arrivals: Microsoft launches Office 365 Personal in Singapore

Tuesday, April 15th, 2014

Office 365 Personal – annual subscription S$89 – allows individuals to install Office on one PC or one Mac, as well as one tablet device to be connected to the service.

Office 365 Home Premium – at S$138 per year – allows installation on up to five PC/Mac computers and five tablets (including iPad).

Introductory local promotions (until 30 June, 2014):

  • Free limited edition Wireless Mobile Mouse 3500 with every purchase of Office 365 Personal.
  • Save $20 when you purchase Office 365 Personal with a new PC, Windows 8 Tablet of Mac.
  • Save $30 when you purchase Office 365 Home with a new PC, Windows 8 tablet, or Mac.
Microsoft Office 365 Personal is now available from Singapore at an annual subscription of S$89 per year.

Microsoft Office 365 Personal is now available from Singapore at an annual subscription of S$89 per year.

Office 365 Personal is suitable for individuals or small households who share a single computer to use Office.

For people or households who use Office on more than one device, it is more worthwhile to purchase Office 365 Home (previously called Office 365 Home Premium) instead.

Office 365 Personal and Home includes the complete set of Office applications – Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Outlook, Publisher, and Access.

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Events: Apple WWDC 14 from 2-6 June at Moscone West in San Francisco

Thursday, April 3rd, 2014

Apple’s 5-day Worldwide Developers Conference Kicks Off 2 June at Moscone West in San Francisco. Developers can now apply for WWDC Tickets until Monday 7 April (10am PDT).

WWDC14 - Apple Worldwide Developers Conference, June 2-6, San Francisco.

WWDC14 – Apple Worldwide Developers Conference, June 2-6, San Francisco.

At this year’s conference, developers from around the world will learn about the future of iOS and OS X®, and the latest tools and technologies to create apps for iOS and Mac® devices.

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Apple announces new iPads, Mac Pro, MacBook Pro & OS X Mavericks

Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013

Apple announced the new 9.7-inch iPad Air, iPad mini with Retina display, new Mac Pro and MacBook Pro, free OS X Mavericks, as well as free iWork & iLife apps for OS X & iOS devices. All prices below include GST.

Update (12 November, 2013):

Apple has just announced that the iPad mini with Retina display will be available from tomorrow.

Update (1 November, 2013):

The iPad Air has debuted in Singapore, as well as the US, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, China (Wi-Fi models only), Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macao (Wi-Fi models only), Macedonia, Montenegro, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the UK.

The Apple 9.7-inch iPad Air (shown here) and and the 7.9-inch iPad mini has the same thickness and number of pixels in their retina displays.

The Apple 9.7-inch iPad Air (shown here) and and the 7.9-inch iPad mini has the same thickness and number of pixels in their retina displays.

Here’s a quick summary of the slew of announcements by Apple today.

iPad 2 Original iPad mini
16GB Wi-Fi S$528 S$408
16GB Wi-Fi + Cellular S$698 S$588
Accessories (in 6 colours)
Smart Covers S$58
Smart Cases S$118

iPad Air with 9.7” Retina display. 20% thinner and 28% lighter compared to the current 4th Generation iPad.

iPad mini with Retina display with a more powerful 64-bit Apple-designed A7 chip.Basically the 9.7-inch display of its bigger sibling is “squeezed” into 7.9 inches, with the same number of pixels but higher pixel density.

It now packs 3.1 million pixels (2048 x 1536) @ 326 ppi. Prices for the various configurations are tabulated below.

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Plants vs. Zombies 2 Charity taco truck raises S$7,500

Sunday, September 8th, 2013

The roving charity taco truck from EA Mobile raised S$7,500 over a period of four days – to be donated to Club Rainbow Singapore.

Plants and Zombies unite for a charitable cause.

Plants and Zombies unite for a charitable cause. Photo: EA Mobile

Club Rainbow Singapore is a charity committed to providing help to children who are suffering from a range of chronic and life-threatening illnesses.

Life-sized zombie and plant mascots handed out tacos from the truck, which was parked at three locations from 5 – 8 September to the delight of both fans and on-looking visitors.

The three locations were Mapletree Business City, Cineleisure Orchard and Sentosa Beach Station.

A sunflower and a zombie was on location to pose for snapshots with fans and visitors to the Plants vs. Zombies 2 Charity taco truck.

A sunflower and a zombie was on location to pose for snapshots with fans and visitors to the Plants vs. Zombies 2 Charity taco truck. Photo: EA Mobile

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PopCap Games launches Plants vs. Zombies 2 worldwide

Thursday, August 15th, 2013

The highly anticipated sequel is now available free from the App Store on the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. The game will become available for other platforms later this year and beyond.

Plants vs. Zombies 2 will first debut for iOS devices and become available for other platforms later.

Plants vs. Zombies 2 will first debut for iOS devices and become available for other platforms later.

Featuring a time-travel theme that propels players through different historical eras to face off with zombies from various time periods, Plants vs. Zombies 2 is free to play and can be found on the App Store around the world, in seven different languages with additional languages supported soon.

Plants vs. Zombies 2 is designed with an ever-expanding universe that will offer regular updates including new worlds full of new plants, zombies and challenges beyond the first three from its predecessor.

Plants vs. Zombies 2 extends the classic gameplay of the original and provides players with dozens of new levels, plants and zombies.

Key features of Plants vs. Zombies 2 include:

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Event: Second Apple WWDC 2013 with Tim Cook – iOS 7 unveiled

Monday, June 10th, 2013

This is Tim Cook’s second Apple WWDC at the helm of Apple, with a slew of announcements after a dearth of new products.

Tim Cook's second WWDC at the helm of Apple.

Tim Cook’s second WWDC at the helm of Apple.

The annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) this year is being held from June 10 – 14 at San Francisco’s Moscone West.

Tickets went on sale on 26 April earlier this year – with each ticket going for US$1,599.

A compilation of the main releases from the keynote can be found at the Apple WWDC 2013 event page on the tech4tea Facebook page.

Below are the main revelations at the keynote of WWDC 2013

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Skoolbo releases Zalairos Adventures for iPads for free

Monday, May 20th, 2013

Skoolbo today announced the release of the special edition of Zalairos Adventures for the iPads for free. The collection contains all 25 audio books with more than 12 hours of enthralling content.

The 25 audio books in Skoolbo's Zalairos Adventures Collection for iPad is now available for free.

The 25 audio books in Skoolbo’s Zalairos Adventures Collection for iPad is now available for free.

The eBooks have been designed to foster a love of stories amongst children aged from four to eleven.

“We had so much fun creating the Zalairos and we’re absolutely delighted to share them. We believe that every child should be given opportunities to improve their reading skills,” said Shane Hill, Founder and CEO of Skoolbo.

Through extraordinary adventures, the Zalairos collection teachs children important values such as teamwork, respect and kindness, having an active mental and physical lifestyle as well as good triumphing over bad.

Young readers are able to expand their vocabulary and reading skills while enjoying stunning illustrations and lively narration.

In addition, there are quizzes at the end of each audio book to help children improve their comprehension skills.

Children also benefit by listening to expert narration and storytelling.

The twenty-five titles that make up the collection are:

  1. The Vanishing Icebergs
  2. The Island of Giants
  3. Funbo Mayhem
  4. Troubles in the Amazon
  5. The Bo Lake Mystery
  6. Bubblegum Moon
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